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WELCOME TO THE BLOG! With over 140 interviews logged to date, I love nothing more than getting the chance to talk to authors about their books, the writing process, what they've learned navigating the publishing journey, and even picking their brains on craft-related topics (such as how to write distinct POVs and world-building tips). They've taught me so much! I hope you enjoy reading through these amazing interviews as much as I've enjoyed putting them together.

Author Spotlight: Mary Fan talks Starswept

​​ I'm so excited to host author Mary Fan on the blog today! In addition to writing sci-fi/fantasy, Mary graduated Magna cum Laude from Princeton University in 2010 with a Bachelor of the Arts in Music, specializing in composition. With over ten books under her belt, her latest, Starswept, was released yesterday to rave reviews. Kirkus calls it "...a sophisticated commentary on art, society, and how we perceive our own worth. The beginning of an elegant, spirited rebellion saga." And now, here's my chat with Mary! Hi, Mary! Welcome and congrats on the release of Starswept. Can you tell us a little about the story and what inspired it? Thank you! STARSWEPT combines two of my favorite subjects

Cover Love: Keeper by Kim Chance

For today's Cover Love post, I give you KEEPER, the highly-anticipated young adult contemporary fantasy by Kim Chance! Now, let's just take a moment just to gawk, shall we? I mean, really! KEEPER's cover is an absolute beauty! I'm LOVING the title font, the green, the Southern Gothic vibes, and hello to that dress! KEEPER is going to look SO GOOD on my bookshelf! I was lucky enough to read a pre-published version of KEEPER and the story definitely reeled me in with it's humor, magic, and mystery. You can check out my entire review on Goodreads here, and while you're there, don't forget to add KEEPER to your TBR! BUT, WAIT! Do you want to read KEEPER RIGHT NOW? Check out the official cover re

Get Raving for #BookRave in August!

​​ For the August #BookRave, we're thrilled to be featuring Amanda Foody's wicked debut, DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY, and Julie Eshbaugh's wholly-original OBSIDIAN AND STARS. Or you could win a $10 Amazon gift card! Read on to check out the changes coming to #BookRave this month, and see who's already raving about our August authors! Don't miss! Important changes are coming to #BookRave! We're shaking things up with the August #BookRave! There will be 2 big changes this time around. First, #BookRave will be a full FIVE DAYS (August 14-18). We're calling it 'Rave Week' and we're hoping this will give us even more time and opportunity to talk about (and recommend!) the books and authors we lo

Author Spotlight: Stephanie Kuehn talks When I Am Though With You

​​ Today I'm very excited to have critically acclaimed author, Stephanie Kuehn, on the blog! Her latest novel, WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU, was released on the first of August and it's already earned some excellent reviews. Publishers Weekly wrote: "[A] harrowing story that succeeds in keeping readers off-balance from start to finish as it explores the collision between desire and action in unpredictable physical and psychological landscapes." Stephanie holds degrees in linguistics and sport psychology, as well as a doctorate in clinical psychology. Her debut young adult novel, CHARM & STRANGE, was the winner of the 2014 William C. Morris Award, and her second novel for teens, COMPLICIT, was

Author Spotlight: Kim Chance talks Critique & Freelance Editing

​​ Hey there, #amwriting warriors! Today is special because I get to feature my friend and critique partner, Kim Chance! In addition to being an all-around ray of sunshine, Kim maintains a popular YouTube channel where she chronicles her journey to publication, while offering up hefty doses of encouragement and craft-based advice to authors at all stages. Kim's debut novel, KEEPER, releases January 30, 2018 from Flux Books/North Star Editions, and she recently began offering freelance editing services through her author website at kimchance.com. Hi, Kim! Congrats on the sale of your Young Adult debut, Keeper, set to release in January. What’s one truth you’ve learned so far on this journey

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